In an effort to bring you an on-the-ground view of Nerd-culture, our Jason Tabrys is overseeing a series of guest-posts, written by his contributors from the now (sadly) hibernating nerd cult and culture site, WeLoveCult.com. This time, Myles Cockcroft, a New York based freelance writer and stand-up comedian brings us a report from a very interesting bar in Brooklyn that has a bathroom that is curiously bigger on the inside.
I never really got around to becoming a huge Doctor Who fan, though I thoroughly enjoy every episode I happen to see. I’m sure that if I was a true Whovian, the following sentence would have sent me into a frenzy: “Hey dude, want to do a report on Nerd Karaoke at the Way Station? They have a TARDIS.” This was the opportunity presented to me by the good people at Nerbastards.com, and immediately my instincts dictated that I must agree to this and ask questions later.
Let’s get this out of the way, yes, the Way Station does have a Tardis. Yes, you can totally go inside it (it is, of course, bigger on the inside), take pictures, check out Matt Smith’s framed signature on the wall, and check out the cool artwork in it. Hell, you can even urinate in it (they never really explained how that works in Doctor Who, did they?). Because there’s a toilet. Because it’s the bar’s only bathroom. Which is both awesome (it’s the coolest fucking bathroom ever), and not-so-awesome (it’s the only bathroom in the bar). I can only imagine how many time lords have been conceived in that particular TARDIS. But this article isn’t about the TARDIS, necessarily, but what the TARDIS represents. (more…)